Homerton Changemakers events

We're building a Changemaking community, transforming academic journeys into bespoke experiences that build the skills, mindsets and insight for making profound change in the world

Easter Term Events

Changemaker Conversations. Every Tuesday in term 5.15pm-6.30pm @Griffin Bar

Drinks, snacks and conversation with fellow Changemakers. (No booking needed - simply drop by)


Changemakers Seed Fund Applications Live, Apply by 26 May

Are you building -  or planning to build - an enterprise, product, initiative, campaign, or creative project that will help move us to a more just, sustainable and regenerative future? The fund is explicitly to support ventures at the start up stage, where seed funding of this kind will make a substantive difference to the likely success of your project/product. Winning groups will be supported by intensive mentoring from experienced entrepreneurs and industry leaders from our industry partner Cambridge Wireless.


An Open Mic Meeting: Celebrating Life in Words 27 April 7.30-8.30pm @Fellows Dining Room (in person)

Led by Changemakers Ambassadors Hardika Kukreja & Najib Sharifi  and supported by Homerton Changemakers. Let's talk about what is troubling us and what needs to be changed. This is an open mic meeting for everyone to address the issues and speak up! (No booking needed - simply drop by)


Applications open for Changemakers Mentoring Scheme 16 May, Apply by 30th June 

An opportunity to work closely with an experienced mentor - Cambridge alumni, members of the Changemakers network - focusing on your career, aspirations, life. 


Dinner with a Leader: a roundtable with Peter Cowley 26 May 7-9pm @Drawing Room (in person)

We're proud to be hosting Peter Cowley a distinguished, award-winning, serial entrepreneur and investor. Until recently Peter was the Chair of Cambridge Angels and President Emeritus of the European Business Angels Network. He'll be sharing his experiences as an entrepreneur and investor - the wins, the failures, the challenges, & obstacles -  and stories of some of the start-ups he's invested in. Come to this intimate dinner to converse, learn and meet Peter and others interested in clever entrepreneurialism. 


Modern Charisma Course 10-15 June @Skillicorn Room (in person)*

How you present & speak can be a game-changer for your changemaking ability and leadership. This sequence of 4 workshops focuses on building an authentic, persuasive public persona. Through understanding the history of rhetoric, practice in building arguments, & practical sessions on speech, breath and body, you'll learn the 'rules' of contemporary charisma so you can see through, challenge, and deploy it wisely. Led by Professor Michael Burke

*If you'd like to attend but can't because of exams etc please let us know & we can look at running the programme again in a non-exam term


Get Started with your Social Enterprise  14 June 9.30-1pm (online)

We are sponsoring 10 places for our Changemakers students to  attend a half-day online practical workshop on how to start your own social enterprise – a new business with social impact at its core.In the application form, please don't forget to mention 'Homerton Changemakers'  to be eligible for the free place! 


[Events are open to all Homerton students and recent alumni, free of charge. Booking essential]



Lent Term 2022

Changemaker Conversations. Every Tuesday in term 5.15pm-6.30pm @Griffin Bar

Drinks, snacks and conversation with fellow Changemakers. (No booking needed - simply drop by)


Mind Management: Creating Change from Within, a Virtual Residential 23-24 Mar 2022 (online)

Many of us have busy, stressful lives and we also face huge planetary challenges in the form of climate emergency and pandemic disease. A major part of succeeding in this world -and making positive, profound change- is how you manage your perspectives & emotions, your thought-processes & internal narratives.


Compassionate Mind Training : Self-criticism: Does it help, or get in the way? 22 Mar 2022 10am-1pm (online)

Self-criticism can be incredibly common in high achievers and perfectionists. In this workshop you'll explore how self-criticism can feel necessary but might not be as helpful as we think.


'Disability, Activism, Allyship' A Roundtable Conversation with Elizabeth Wright  17 Feb 2022 5-6pm

Elizabeth is paralympic medalist, disability allyship consultant, editor and writer. Hear Elizabeth's story and join a compelling conversation on disability activism, allyship, & inclusion. Part of Homerton Inclusion Week (online) 


Michaelmas Term 2021

Mentoring Scheme: Jan - June 2022. (Applications open for Summer Mentoring Scheme on 11 May)

An opportunity to work closely with an experienced mentor - Cambridge alumni, members of the Changemakers network - focusing on your career, aspirations, life.


Compassionate Mind Training: an experiential approach, with Hilary McLellan & Dr Ashleigh McLellan 6 Dec 2021 10am-1pm 


Communicate: Disrupt: Transform. A Virtual Residential 2-3 Dec 2021

A deep-dive into communications for a diffuse, disrupted era. What do you say and why? How do you say it? How do you build a campaign? What tools are the best to use, and in what context? How do you build a compelling story? Why is that important? How do you communicate well with others? Are the assumptions you hold about how and why you communicate the best sort? (Spoiler: they might not be). 


Lateral Thinking: with novelist, travel writer and journalist Sarah Tucker 3 Nov 2021 4-5pm (online)


Motivation Reset: How to Sustain Motivation During Challenging Times with Sharath Jeevan 22 Oct 2021 4-6pm (Fellows Dining Room)


Easter Term 2021 (all online)

'Not your Usual Leadership Programme' Virtual Residential 30 Jun-1 Jul 2021

An intensive exploration of contemporary leadership, modern power & influence in the context of current systems.


Changemakers Roundtable Series 6 May & 13 May 2021 6pm

A chance to meet with Rupert Baines, serial entrepreneur and investor, to explore the how and why of a start-up journey. We're keeping this one small so you'll have scope for real conversation: but book early to secure a spot.


Project University 3 May 2021 6-7.30pm

Changemaker ambassadors Zoe Swanick and Kenji Misawa are inviting you to a roundtable to discuss The Future of University. If you could create your own University from scratch, what would it look like? 


Poetry and Unknowability Workshop 28 April 2021 7-8.30pm

With Dr Mariah Whelan, Jacqueline Bardsley Poet-in-Residence, Homerton College. This workshop explores methods for incorporating poetic thinking into your study and research practice. 


Lent Term 2021 (all online)

Entrepreneurialism, Innovation & Intrapreneurialism: A Virtual Residential 23-24 March 2021

An immersive virtual residential focused on honing your skills in building 'something from nothing', drawing on various models of innovation; exploring tools essential for leadership, and meeting standout entrepreneurs, guest faculty and coaches.


Homerton PAUSE Fortnightly Wednesdays 7-8.30pm 

A discussion group with senior members of the Homerton Community on topics made more pressing by COVID-19.


Self Leadership: Exploring yourself and your relationship to leadership 17 Feb 2021 12-3pm

(in partnership with the Tavistock Institute, London)

This workshop explores the qualities that makes us unique: the skills, knowledge and experiences that each of us bring to the roles we have amongst friends and family, & when we study & work. Seeing the overlaps between those roles, and the values that define them, can be a powerful way to understand leadership in its most intersectional and diverse forms. 


Visual Voices: Using arts and creativity to make change 23 & 30 Jan 2021

An experiential workshop introducing the unique approach of ‘visual voices’, a powerful research tool for illuminating challenges and creating dynamic change. Led by Dr Maja Spanu and Tim Archer.


Michaelmas Term 2020

Homerton PAUSE, fortnightly, Nov-Dec 2020

An opportunity for the Homerton Community to take time out, pause, & discuss big ideas with friends. Regular Wednesdays 7.30 - 8.30pm (online)


Lego Serious Play 10 Nov 2020

On problem solving and communicating, using real Lego! With Dr Geraint Wyn Story


Changemaker 101: A Virtual Residential 28-29 Sep 2020 

A 2-day programme for Homerton students who want to make sustainable, profound change. The world needs people able to facilitate wise thinking and action at every level - personal, societal, global. Changemakers is built around the powerful yet simple idea that this is possible given the right conditions. It’s also built on the idea that there is more to be done: that we’re not usually taught how to see complexity with clarity, how to make decisions under duress, how to really connect with others. This workshop will help you develop better questions, challenge limiting assumptions, improve listening, and understand the qualities of changemaking (tools, attributes, mindsets), from making a pitch to getting to deep collaboration quickly. 



Changemakers Workshop 101: 15 Jan 2020

This workshop introduces you to the principles of Homerton Changemakers covering four core areas: Changemaker Principles, Leadership, Systems Thinking and Self-Understanding.


Homerton Changemakers Lecture: 25 Feb 2020

Featuring Sue Wilkinson OBE (former CEO of The Reading Agency) who will be talking about 'Embracing Change.'​ 


Changemakers and the Reading Agency - Think Lab Project: 23 Jan-19 Mar 2020 

An eight-week programme in which multidisciplinary student teams worked on real, unsolved issues given to them by the charity The Reading Agency, run in partnership with the University's ThinkLab Project


Wine and Cheese Evening celebrating International Women's Day: 9 Mar 2020

A panel discussion organised & chaired by Changemaker Student ambassador Harriet Clark, with Professor Mary Dixon-Woods, Amika George and Dr Maja Spanu


Annual Autumn School (formerly referred to as the Residential) September 2019

A 6-day intensive focused on principles of changemaking & the tools needed for building change initiatives. 10 tutors, 15 guest teachers, 60 students, 1 pitch evening and serious fun


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Annual Autumn Residential

Annual Autumn Residential

Homerton Changemakers Virtual Residentials

Homerton Changemakers Virtual Residentials

Workshops, Roundtables, Discussions

Workshops, Roundtables, Discussions



Homerton Changemakers Mentoring Scheme

Homerton Changemakers Mentoring Scheme

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